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Agnetha Faltskog was 'suspicious' of ABBA Voyage show

Agnetha Faltskog has opened up about Abba's virtual concert credit:Bang Showbiz
Agnetha Faltskog has opened up about Abba's virtual concert credit:Bang Showbiz

Agnetha Faltskog was "suspicious" of the ABBA Voyage show.

The band came back together in 2020 to work on the ambitious virtual concert residency in London which features avatars of the group members performing their hits created using motion capture technology - but Agnetha, 73, had admitted she wasn't sure whether it was a good idea at first.

She told the Guardian newspaper: "I was a bit suspicious, I must say – you know, what is this. We were working the whole of February [2020] to prepare – it doesn’t sound so much, but it was, performing the songs with all these technicians and all the things on your body.

"We were working really hard and I’ll be totally honest, I was not so comfortable with it. But after maybe four or five days you get into it: OK, I’ll go there again. Also, the music helps, because it gives us a very special feeling."

However, Agnetha confessed that she ended up feeling "proud" of the show and pleased that so many fans were keen to see it. She added: "Somewhere along the way I could just feel proud – they really want to see us again."

The show is believed to be one of the most expensive live music experiences ever created with an estimated budget of $175 million. It launched in May 2022 at the purpose-built ABBA Arena venue at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is slated to run until November 2024.

Agnetha added of the show: "I’m at home in my bed, and at the same time in London. It’s very cleverly done, isn’t it?"